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T. Mack Bell


   Thadmore Mack Bell, 91 of Tetonia Idaho, passed away Dec. 5, 2014 in the Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs of Pneumonia.

Mack was born Oct. 20, 1923 at Chester, Idaho the son of Samuel and Mallnee Bell. He attended School in Chester and Teton Valley until he enlisted in the Army in l943 and served in the 1874th Engineer AVN Battalion in World War ll and served in the south pacific.

He met Violet Janiece Kunz at a winter carnival after his return from the war. They were married on March 24, 1946 in Dillion Montana. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on June 18, 1965. In the early years of their marriage he worked for Union Pacific Food Express Railroad in Pocatello. They later settled in Teton Valley where he farmed and raised four children. He also worked as a mechanic in Tetonia,Driggs, Idaho Falls, and Rexburg. He later opened his own Mechanic Business, Valley Tractor and Truck.

He was a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in various capacities with the youth. He was a member of the VFW 3012 in Rexburg Idaho and American Legion post 95 in Driggs Idaho.

He is survived by his wife, Janiece Bell of Tetonia, ID.; four children, Robert (Ninette) Bell, Rigby, ID.; Michael (Patsy Bateman) Bell, Idaho Falls, ID.; Lori (Logan) Ringel and Roy (Wendy) Bell both of Tetonia, ID. 17 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at 11:00 in the Tetonia LDS Church with Bishop James Douglass, officiating. The family will meet with friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 both at the Tetonia LDS Church.

Burial will be in Cache-Clawson Cemetery where military rites will be performed by the Rexburg Veteran Post 3012 and Post 95 of Driggs.


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